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Dual Enrollment

Welcome to Dual Enrollment at Nicholls State University.

The Dual Enrollment program gives high school students a chance to earn college credit while still working towards their high school diploma.  Students in the Dual Enrollment Program often register for courses such as:  SOCI 151, Introductory Sociology; ART 110, Art Appreciation; MUS 105, Music Appreciation.

Admissions Requirements

All students participating in the Dual Enrollment program at Nicholls State University must meet the minimum academic, age, and grade level requirements as outlined below. Nicholls reserves the right to change or amend the below requirements at any time.

To be eligible to participate in the Dual Enrollment program at Nicholls State University students must:

  • be at least 15 years of age by the start of the semester of enrollment;
  • be enrolled in grades 11 or 12;
  • have ACT or SAT scores. ACT or SAT scores will be used for admission and placement. Only students who have not yet taken ACT or SAT may use ASPIRE, MAP, Pre-ACT, Pre-SAT, or EOC scores;
  • have a minimum ACT composite score of 19, SAT total score of 1010, ASPIRE composite score of 430, MAP language+math score of 490, Pre-ACT composite score of 19, or Pre-SAT total score of 1010;
  • have a minimum ACT English score of 18, SAT ERW score of 500, Accuplacer Writing score of 250, ASPIRE English score of 433, MAP Language score of 245, Pre-ACT English score of 18, Pre-SAT ERW score of 500, or EOC English II score of 740;
  • have a minimum ACT math score of 19, SAT math score of 510, Accuplacer QRAS score of 250, ASPIRE math score of 431, MAP math score of 265, Pre-ACT math score of 19, Pre-SAT math score of 510, or EOC Algebra I score of 760 (or EOC Geometry score of 750);
  • have for College Algebra eligibility a minimum ACT math score of 21, Accuplacer QRAS score of 263, ASPIRE math score of 435, Pre-ACT score of 22, or EOC Algebra I score of 770 (or EOC Geometry score of 760);
  • have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5.

To continue enrollment in subsequent semesters, student must have earned a college grade of A, B, C or S in all attempted college coursework. Limited, documented exceptions for continuation after withdrawal or final grade of D or F may be granted by Nicholls.

Course Requirements

In order to participate in the Dual Enrollment program, all students must meet the minimum Dual Enrollment admissions requirements AND meet any prerequisites or co-requisites attached to the course chosen. A full list of Nicholls’ courses, and course descriptions with prerequisites and co-requisites information can be found here.

Dual Enrollment Application Form

Important Dates — Fall 2019

  • Thursday, August 15th: Dual Enrollment Orientation
  • Monday, August 19th: First day of classes
  • Monday, August 19th through Friday, August 23rd at 12 p.m.: Schedule changes made through the Dual Enrollment Coordinator
  • Monday, September 2nd: Labor Day Holiday – University Closed
  • Friday, September 6th: 14th class day for stats purposes
  • Thursday, September 19th: Last day to drop or resign with a W from Mini Term A classes
  • Monday, September 23rd and Tuesday, September 24th:  Fall Break #1 – No Classes
  • Monday, October 7th: Final exams for Mini Term A
  • Tuesday, October 8th: Final exams for Mini Term A
  • Thursday, October 10th: Final grades due for Mini Term A by 9:00 a.m.
  • Monday, October 14th: Classes begin for Mini Term B
  • Wednesday, October 16th: 7th week grades available for students in Banner
  • Friday, October 25th: Last day to drop or resign with a W from full term classes
  • Monday, October 28th: Priority deadline for spring 2020 Dual Enrollment Applications
  • Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st: Fall Break #2 – No Classes
  • Monday, November 4th: Registration for winter session and spring 2020 semester begins
  • Thursday, November 14th : Last day to drop or resign with a W from Mini Term B classes
  • Monday, November 25th – Friday, November 29th:  Thanksgiving Holidays – University Closed
  • Wednesday, December 4th: Last day of classes for full-term and Mini Term B
  • Thursday, December 5th: Final Exams (Group 5T, and 5M, ENGL 101 and 102)
  • Friday, December 6th: Final Exams (3T, 6M, and 3M)
  • Monday, December 9th: Final Exams (2M, 6T, 7T, and 4M)
  • Tuesday, December 10th: Final Exams (2T, 7M, 8M, and 4T)
  • Wednesday, December 11th: Final Exams (1M and 1T)
  • Thursday, December 12th: Final grades due by 9:00 a.m.

Important Dates — Spring 2020

Spring 2020 application dates: Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, January 10, 2020.

  • Thursday, January 2nd: University reopens
  • Wednesday, January 15th: Semester begins
  • Friday, January 17th: Fee deadline 4:15 p.m.
  • Monday, January 20th: Martin Luther King, holiday; university closed
  • Tuesday, January 21st: First day of classes
  • Tuesday, January 21st through Monday, January 27th at 12 p.m.: Schedule changes made through Banner or in the Academic Advising Center
  • Friday, February 7th: 14th class day for stats purposes
  • Thursday, February 20th: Last day to drop or resign with a W from Mini Term A classes
  • Monday, February 24th and Tuesday, February 25th: Mardi Gras; university closed
  • Wednesday, February 26th: Ash Wednesday; No classes
  • Monday, March 9th and Tuesday, March 10th: Final exams for Mini Term A
  • Thursday, March 12th: Final grades due for Mini Term A by 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, March 16th: Classes begin for Mini Term B
  • Wednesday, March 18th: 7th week grades available for students in Banner
  • Thursday, March 26th: Last day to drop or resign with a W from full term classes
  • Monday, March 30th: Registration for summer 2020 session and fall 2020 semester begins
  • Friday, April 10th and Monday, April 13th: Easter holidays; university closed
  • Tuesday, April 14th through Friday, April 17th: Spring vacation continues; no classes
  • Monday, April 20th: Classes resume
  • Monday, April 27th: Last day to drop or resign with a W from Term B classes
  • Wednesday, May 6th: Last day of classes for full-term and Mini Term B
  • Final exam for Wednesday evening class may be given this night.
  • Thursday, May 7th: Final Exams Begin
  • Wednesday, May 13th: Final Exams End
  • Thursday, May 14th: Final grades of all students due at 9:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, May 16th: Spring 2020 Commencement
  • Spring semester ends.

Typical Dual Enrollment Courses

The following is a list of courses often selected by Dual Enrollment Students.

ART 110 (Art Appreciation) 3
CHEM 105 (Intro Chemistry I) 3
CHEM 106 (Intro Chemistry II) 3
CHEM 110 (Intro Chemistry Lab) 2
FREN 101 (Elementary French I) 3
FREN 102 (Elementary French II) 3
ENGL 101 (English Composition I) 3
ENGL 102 (English Composition I) 3
HIST 101 (History of Western Civilization) 3
HIST 102 (History of Western Civilization) 3
HIST 150 (World History) 3
HIST 151 (World History) 3
HIST 255 (American History) 3
HIST 256 (American History) 3
MATH 101 (College Algebra-3 credit hours) 3
MATH 102 (Trigonometry) 3
MATH 106 (Business Calculus) 3
MATH 108 (Pre-Calculus) 4
MATH 110 (Math for Elementary Teachers I) 3
MATH 117 (Contemporary Mathematics and Quantitative Analysis) 3
MATH 214 (Introductory Statistics) 3
MATH 165 (Calculus I) 5
MATH 166 (Calculus II) 4
MUS 105 (Music Appreciation) 3
OIS 200 (Office Information Systems) 2
PSYC 101 (General Psychology) 3
SOCI 151 (Intro Sociology) 3
SPAN101 (Elementary Spanish I) 3
SPAN 102 (Elementary Spanish II) 3
UNIV 101 (University Studies) 1

For Dual Enrollment Teachers

SACS Qualified Status

“Qualified” status designation requires the “faculty teaching general education courses at the undergraduate level to have a doctor’s or master’s degree in the teaching discipline or master’s degree with a concentration in the teaching discipline (a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in the teaching discipline).”

SACS Exceptional Status

“Qualified by Exception” status designation requires the faculty to have related work experiences in the field, professional licensure and certifications, honors and awards, continuous documented excellence in teaching or other demonstrated competencies and achievements that contribute to effective teaching and student learning outcomes. Using information provided by the faculty member in the ‘Matrix of Relevant Qualifications to Course Outcomes’ form, exceptional status designation will be determined by Nicholls faculty in the discipline.

SACS Forms

All high school teachers must submit:

Teachers trying to qualify by exception must also submit the following documents:

Important Information for Math Instructors

Guidelines for Teacher of Record-Math
Math 101 Early Start Syllabus Fall 2011
Electronic Requirements for Math101 and Math102

Important Information for English Instructors

Guidelines for Teacher of Record- English

Instructions for Instructors

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